Cruising World magazine recently announced the winners ofthe 20th Annual Boat of the Year Awards. Decisions on the winners were based on extensive dockside inspections and sea trials of the boats.
The Catalina 315 won the Award for Best Inshore Cruiser, proving a point that the New 5 Series is a great success. The 315 joins two other models in the 5 Series that have win similar awards. 2011 saw the Catalina 355 win "Best Midsize Cruiser" and :Domestic Boat of the Year". 2010, the Catalina 445 won "Best Full Size Cruiser".
Subject: Dufour 36P | WINNER Sail Best Boats 2013
(Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:52AM by debbie baronit)
The kudos are just flying for this new super performance cruiser from Dufour. Sail Magazine voted this boat the WINNER as the BEST CROSSOVER.
Sail judges remarked, "Production builders are pretty loose with the use of the term “performance” these days, but as far as the judges were concerned, the Dufour 36 Performance can rightfully claim it."
Subject: Bavaria 46 Vision WINS BOAT OF THE YEAR
(Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 04:42PM by debbie baronit)
One look at this sumptuous new model from Bavaria and you'll have to agree with the Cruising World judges: this model is a WINNER!
"From the moment I first saw this boat at the Dusseldorf boat show earlier this year, I knew that this 46 was a game changer for Bavaria." said Len Baronit, President of Yacht Sales West. "We've been an importer and dealer-direct for Bavaria since 1998. It's been a real pleasure to see the company and lines evolve over the years." said Len. "We ordered a new 46 Vision at the show as we were so impressed." concluded Len.
Cruising World awarded this model the winner in the "Full Sized Cruiser 45' - 49' division. CLICK HERE to read the online reivew or check your local newstand for the January issue of Cruising World magazine for the full coverage of the 2013 challenge. Better yet? Visit our office on Granville Island and see this German import for yourself!
ALMOST HERE! Our Dufour 335 was offloaded from the freighter onto a transport trailer this morning and we've just received the green light from Canada Customs. Tomorrow, we'll be seeing her for the first time. She's all perfectly shrink wrapped. It's like Christmas is arriving early!
Here's our Dufour 335 all wrapped up sitting patiently at the Port of New Westminster waiting for customs clearance.
This December, the first Dufour 335 arriving in North America is coming to Vancouver, BC. "We are very excited for the arrival of this new cruiser," remarked Len Baronit, President of Yacht Sales West. "I first saw this model earlier this year at the Dusseldforf Boat Show and was very taken with the big boat feel in a 33' package. We feel that this model will appeal to experienced sailors who appreciate the comfort of stable performance combined with a practial interior with thoughtful touches." said Len.
With distinctive Felci styling, this French import offers quick, comfortable sailing with an elegant and warm interior. The twin wheeled cockpit with large drop down transom is expertly executed and until now, only seen on larger boats.
All the crew at Yacht Sales West can't wait to get her in the water and sailing.....stay tuned!
AHOY SAILOR! West Vancouver Yacht Club is hosting the BC SAILING OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL COURSE | SAFETY AT SEA course early next year. Designed for experienced sailors who are participating in distance and offshore races and passages, the course includes classroom and practical sessions. Topics covered include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts, heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals and communications. Practical sessions include inflating and using lifejackets, life rafts and safety equipment in a pool environment. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a BC Sailing CYA-ISAF Approved Offshore Personal Survival Course certificate, valid for five years.
Even if you have no plans for offshore sailing, these skills are handy for inshore sailors too. Courses are filling up fast. Check out the comprehensive course outline and get yourself signed up!
New for 2013! Fresh styling, sea kindly performance and a spacious, modern interior are all incorporated into this new model. Large coach roof windows and numerous opening hatches create an airy, well ventilated interior. Exterior by Farr Yacht design, interior by the award winning company Design Unlimited and built in Germany by Bavaria.
Available in both CRUISER and AVANTGARDE series. Wunderbar!
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With a rare elegance, the wide rear cockpit is separated into two distinct areas: navigation area and relaxation area. These facilities allow anyone to take full advantage of their cruise whether it be lounging or sailing. Cleared of obstructions with integrated storage and great modularity, the deck offers an unlimited open space. The luminous interior is refined and offers absolute comfort.
Updated and redesigned for 2013, the new Bavaria 56 Cruiser is a result of Farr Yacht Design, Design Unlimited and Bavaria Yachtbau's collaboration for a sailing yacht with seakindly performance, spacious cockpit and an interior to delight her owners and crew. This new model will be debuted at an upcoming European show.
Ever thought about buying a boat but found the process overwhelming? The folks at Cooper Boating are hosting a 1 day seminar this Saturday, September 29th. Topics include:
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For full details and registration, click HERE